Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Portland

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The Tryon Creek State Natural Area is a state park located primarily in Portland, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the only Oregon state park within a major metropolitan area. The 645acre park lies between Boones Ferry Road and Terwilliger Boulevard in southwest Portland in Multnomah County and northern Lake Oswego in Clackamas County and is bisected from north to south by Tryon Creek.ResourcesThe park includes hiking trails, a paved bicycle path, and horse trails. The 3mi bicycle path, which runs along Terwilliger Boulevard on the east edge of the park to Lake Oswego, is part of the Portland metropolitan area's system of greenway trails known as the 40 Mile Loop. Near the main entrance off Terwilliger, part of the parking lot is devoted to horse trailers. Riders can choose between the 2mi North Horse Loop and the 3mi West Horse Loop. Hikers can use the bike path, the horse trails, and 8mi of hiking trails. The paved 0.35mi Trillium Trail, a loop furnished with drinking fountains and interpretive signs, can accommodate wheelchairs. Trillium Trail has benches and two viewing decks.A park building called the Nature Center is near the main park entrance. It has a small play area for toddlers, a gift shop, a large classroom, and a separate area for educational exhibits. Nearby is the Glenn Jackson Shelter, a covered structure for outdoor events.
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  • We go to Tryon at least twice a summer. A great place to wander in the woods. It's in a deep valley so beware of the climb up if your not in shape or have a bad leg.  more »
  • This is a great and beautiful place to take the kids-of all ages. There is an information area and gift shop.  more »
  • Bring some bug spray, and a travel coffee...and take it all in. The canopies of trees are so beautiful to look at and listen to in a breeze. Amazing to have such a site right in town. Grab lunch in Jo...  more »
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  • Very pretty park. Not too crowded and plenty of parking when we visited on a weekday evening. We were able to have several minutes on the trail at a time by ourselves. Nice gravel trails, don't have to worry too much about mud. Lots of trails to walk on. Only complaint is that there were several trails that were not marked on the map by the nature center. I'm not sure if there was a better map, but most of the trails we saw were not on the map. It was a bit unnerving to take a trail not knowing if it's taking you the right way. The actual trails are well marked, which made it easy to find our way back. This place is great for a quick walk or a nice hike.
  • Great nature center. Well stocked with maps and bird lists etc. Restrooms and water fountains. Excellent trail signage and well maintained trails. Many bridges and boardwalks so not too muddy. Very peaceful and beautiful vegetation. So many Trillium and ferns. We saw a Douglas Squirrel and winter wren.
  • This place is beautiful!! I can't believe I've never been here before. Brought my dog and walked along the very clearly marked trails. There's a visitor center with a public bathroom. Trails were muddy but well-maintained otherwise. I'd imagine on a nice sunny day, parking would be difficult.
  • This park is one of my favorites in the Portland area! Beautiful trees, the sound of the creek burbling beside the trail, it's just awesome! We really love bringing the horses here for close to home trail riding. Trails are hilly and fairly steep, so if your walking/hiking, prepare for a leg workout!
  • Trying park is a wonder to behold.The extensive trails r well maintained and inviting. Nicely integrated signage keep hikers informed& inquisitive. The biggest beast to tackle here is weekend parking so be forewarned. Well Worth the effort.
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